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Table 2 Mitochondrial membrane fatty acid composition in a range of tissues from endothermic and exothermic species

From: Making heads or tails of mitochondrial membranes in longevity and aging: a role for comparative studies

Species (common name) Mass (kg) MLSP (%) SFA (%) MUFA (%) PUFA (%) DHA (%) Tissue Reference
Pogona vitticeps 0.5 12 21.8 29.1 49.1 0.7 Liver [52]
(bearded dragon lizard) 25.7 26.9 47.4 0.9 Kidney
18.6 27.9 53.5 3.3 SKM
Bufo marinus 0.1 24.8 26.3 24.7 49 2.2 Liver [52]
(cane toad) 19 25.5 55.5 1.4 Kidney
17.6 21.9 60.5 2.2 SKM
Columba livia 0.36 35 38.5 13.2 48.3 2.1 Liver [7]
(pigeon) 43.4 7.8 48.9 1.3 SKM
41.1 13 45.9 1.7 Heart
Coturnix chinensis 0.05 5 40.8 15.7 43.5 6.5 Liver [7]
(king quail)
Coturnix japonica 0.12 6 41.9 14.6 43.6 7.3 Liver [7]
(Japanese quail)
Agapornis spp. 0.05 16 38.4 19.2 42.5 3.0 Liver [7]
(lovebird)
Nymphicus hollandicus 0.09 35 42 17.5 40.5 3.8 Liver [7]
(cockatiel)
Eutamias amoenus    35.6 24.1 40.3 6.47 Liver [53]
(yellow pine chipmunk) 37.4 12.5 50.1 27.3 Heart
Rattus norvegicus       7.8 Liver [8, 9, 52]
      2.1 Kidney
(rat) 0.35 2.8     14.9 SKM
   32.9 13 54.2 7.8 Heart
Mus musculus, C57Bl/6 0.02 4 34 11 55 21.9 Liver **
(house mouse)
Mus musculus, Ames dwarf 0.01 5 38.9 8.8 52.4 9.97 Liver [54]
mouse (house mouse)
Peromyscus maniculatus 0.02 8.3 32.6 9.75 57.7 34.9 Heart [55]
(deer mouse)         
  1. DHA docosahexaenoic acid; MLSP, maximum lifespan; MUFA, monounsaturated fatty acid; PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acid; SFA, saturated fatty acid; **, TGV, unpublished data. SKM skeletal muscle.